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Double Gameweek 29 Ones to watch: Harvey Barnes

By The Scout 27 Mar 2023
Harvey Barnes, Leicester

The Scout explains why the Leicester winger is a strong alternative to James Maddison in FPL

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Double Gameweek 29 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Harvey Barnes (LEI) £6.7m

The Leicester City winger approaches his Double Gameweek 29 encounters with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in strong form.

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Barnes’ strike in the Foxes 1-1 draw at Brentford in Gameweek 28 took him to nine goals for the season, matching his best ever goal haul in a Fantasy campaign.

He is the club's joint-top scorer alongside James Maddison (£8.2m), with the pair scoring more than twice the number of any team-mate. 

The underlying statistics show Barnes has been Leicester’s main player for goal threat this season.

His 43 shots in the box, 13 big chances and 25 shots on target are all team-leading totals.

Barnes also fares well when compared to other Double Gameweek 29 midfielders in Fantasy.

He ranks among the top three for each of the above statistics along with Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.3m).

Good long-term pick

Leicester’s very favourable run-in raises the appeal of investing in their key players.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), eight of their remaining 11 matches score only two.

Leicester's fixtures
GW Opp. FDR GW Opp. FDR
29 CRY (A), AVL (H) 2,2 34 EVE (H) 2
30 BOU (H) 2 35 FUL (A) 2
31 MCI (A) 5 36 LIV (H) 4
32 WOL (H) 2 37 NEW (A) 4
33 LEE (A) 2 38 WHU (H) 2

That also includes their home encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers in Blank Gameweek 32, when midfield assets such as Rashford and Kaoru Mitoma (£5.5m) are without a fixture.

Barnes has the goal threat and schedule to reward managers for many Gameweeks to come. 

Also in this series

Part 2: Luke Shaw (MUN)
Part 3: Solly March (BHA)
Part 4: Jack Harrison (LEE)
Part 5: Jarrod Bowen (WHU)

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